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TRS LGV apprenticeship offer profiled in British Association of Removers publication

We’re very proud to be featured in a recent edition of R&S, the official magazine of the British Association of Removers (BAR) and the leading UK publication for the removals and storage industry . The article focusses on our LGV apprenticeship being a strong solution for recruiting and retaining drivers long term. In particular, it encourages BAR members to consider using apprenticeships as a business model for growth and staff development.

In recent months, TRS has developed relationships with two leading stakeholder organisations – one being BAR, and the other the Road Haulage Association (RHA). The willingness of both these bodies to both partner with and feature TRS in their publications points to our reputation for delivering results.

The key points from the feature, Recruiting and Retaining Drivers Long Term with LGV Apprenticeships are as follows:

- Many road haulage and logistics companies have been struggling to obtain and retain LGV drivers in recent years.

- To help combat this shortfall TRS has partnered up with the British Association of Removers (BAR), as featured in their magazine, to make LGV Driver Apprenticeships available to BAR members. 

LGV Driver Apprenticeship

The LGV Driver Apprenticeship qualifies and equips individuals with the knowledge and skills required to be a fully competent LGV driver. As with all apprenticeships, this programme is delivered through on-the-job learning, and results in the LGV Driver Apprenticeship Level 2 qualification.

Who is eligible for the LGV Driver Apprenticeship?

Anyone over 18 with a standard UK driving licence (Car, category B) can go on this apprenticeship.

BAR Member Benefits

- Effective way of developing removals staff into qualified LGV drivers

- Increases staff loyalty and retention

- Provides funding to access BAR training courses

- Free professional recruitment service

How does the training fit in with the staff member’s job?

This apprenticeship has been designed to have minimum disruption to business operations. The majority of training and assessment happens on the job supported by a workplace mentor for each apprentice. Off-the-job training accounts for about 20% of employees’ time. This time is usually spent being mentored or shadowing experienced LGV drivers as well as attending specific training modules.

What is the cost?

The LGV Driver Apprenticeship costs £5,000, plus £317 in test fees. There are various funding options to cover the training including using the Apprenticeship Levy or accessing Government funding.

For further information about the LGV Apprenticeship, or TRS’s partnership with the British Association of Removers, please contact kevin@rsluk.net

Read the full article in Removals and Storage